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(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Father of Sir Frederick Haldimand...
Beckwith John A
(Tilley era) Confederate candidate in York, 108.
Bib : Parkman Jesuits In North America Ragueneau Relation Des
Hurons, 1649; Colby, Canadian Types of the Old Regime.
At mouth of Columbia. =Index=: (Sir James Douglas era) Astoria ...
(George Brown Era) His evidence on land grants in Upper Canada,...
Plan des Terres des Environs du Fort St. Frederic.
Glandelet Abbe Charles
(Bishop Laval era) Accompanies Laval to Canada, 141;
Bib : Works: Philosophy Of Railways Canals Of Canada Report On
Victoria Bridge; Canadian Waterways. See also in Bourinot's
Plan of Fort St. John on the river Chambly, Quebec, May 7,
Kingsford William 1819-1898 Came To Canada From England In 1837
Qualified as a civil engineer in Montreal, and practised his pr...
Named after Sir Alexander Mackenzie, who explored it
Bib : Hertslet Treaties And Conventions
English Settlers In Canada
(Lord Dorchester era) Position taken by, 9; find French
(Lord Dorchester era) Little interest felt in, by
Leslie Alexander 1740?-1794 British General Index : Lord Dorchester Era In
command at Charleston, S. C., 197; embarks his force with large...
Van Egmond Anthony
Commander of the Upper Canadian rebels in 1837; a
native of Ho...
Graham Sir James
(Lord Sydenham era) His views on corn duties and Irish Church, ...
Juchereau De St Denis
(Count Frontenac era) Wounded in skirmish on Beauport flats,
Thompson David 1770-1857 Born In The Parish Of St John's
Westminster, England. Educated at the Gray Coat School; and ent...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Daughter of Dupont-Grave, 47.
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Razilly in 1632, and from these the Acadians of to-day are descended.
Other French immigrants were brought by d'Aulnay de Charnisay from 1639
to 1649, and by La Tour and Le Borgne in 1651 and 1658 respectively.
There were also small immigrations at divers later dates. The first
general nominal census was taken in 1671, and gave a population of 392
souls. In 1686 there were 885 persons in Acadia. Seven years later the
inhabitants numbered 1018. When Acadia was ceded to Britain in 1713, the
Acadian population was 2500. Although from 1713 to 1745 a number of
families had escaped to the new French colonies of Isle Royale and Isle
St. Jean (now Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island), still in 1749, when
the British settled Halifax, there were about 12,500 Acadians in the
province. Another large influx of population to the same colonies, and
to the St. John River, took place between 1749 and 1755, yet there
remained in the latter year in the peninsula and in the Isthmus of
Chignecto some 10,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 7000 were deported in
1755. The rest escaped to the woods; some went to Miramichi, and later
to Baie des Chaleurs; others crossed over to the Isles Royale and St.
Jean, and quite a number found their way to St. John River, and from
thence to the province of Quebec. The whole population of Acadians in
the peninsula, the Isthmus of Chignecto, the St. John River, Isle
Royale, and Isle St. Jean, at the time of the expulsion, is computed at
16,000. =Bib.=: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of
Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova
Scotia; Hannay, History of Acadia; Raymond, St. John River; Gaudet,
Acadian Genealogy (Report on Dominion Archives, 1905, vol. 2).
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